The Latest: Nyquist sweeps to Derby to stay unbeaten

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest from a 142th using of a Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. (all times local):

6:59 p.m.

It’s Nyquist!

Horses make their approach to a finish line in a 10th competition before a 142nd using of a Kentucky Derby equine competition during Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016,...

Horses make their approach to a finish line in a 10th competition before a 142nd using of a Kentucky Derby equine competition during Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nyquist stormed into a lead on a spin for home and won a Kentucky Derby to spin only a eighth undefeated equine to win a Run for a Roses.

With his 1 ¼-length win over Exaggerator on Saturday, Nyquist ran his dominant record to 8 for 8 streamer into a Preakness in dual weeks. The final Derby personality to go into a second leg of a Triple Crown undefeated was Big Brown 2008.

A year after American Pharoah won a Derby on a approach to apropos a initial Triple Crown personality in 37 years, Nyquist only might be on a identical path. The son of Uncle Mo was a 2-1 favorite in a full margin of 20 3-year-olds,

The winning time for 1 ¼ miles was 2:01.31.

Nyquist, named for NHL actor Gustav Nyquist, gives owners J. Paul Reddam, tutor Doug O’Neill and manoeuvre Mario Gutierrez their second Derby winner. I’ll Have Another won a Derby and Preakness in 2012, though was late a day before a competition with a leg injury.

A throng of 167,227 saw a competition underneath balmy skies. It’s a second largest throng in Derby history, behind a 170,513 final year that saw American Pharoah win.

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6:04 p.m.

With Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist looking to widen his dominant record to 8 for 8, here’s a small dominant story to cruise in a half-hour before a competition goes off:

A sum of 26 undefeated horses entered a starting embankment for a Derby and 7 crossed a finish line and remained unbeaten. The seven, with annals after a Derby are Big Brown (2008, 4-0); Barbaro (2006, 6-0); Smarty Jones (2004, 7-0); Seattle Slew (1977, 7-0); Majestic Prince (1969, 8-0); Morvich (1922, 12-0); and Regret (1915, 4-0).

Since Big Brown, 4 unbeatens started in a Derby and came adult brief — Dortmund (2015, third); Materiality (2015, sixth); Verrazano (2013, 14th); and Gemologist (2012, 16th).

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5:49 p.m.

A frightful two-horse brief has taken place during a using of a $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, a competition before a Kentucky Derby.

The jockeys of both horses were thrown to a turf, though they stood adult and walked away, apparently unhurt. An initial medical news says Jose Lezcano aboard Triple Threat and Paco Lopez aboard Kasaqui are OK.

An central news on a horses pronounced conjunction was injured, though both were taken by equine ambulance to their sold barns for serve examination.

The brief took place around a distant turn, when it seemed Kasaqui clipped heels with a equine in front of him, and fell to a ground, rolling over though removing behind on his feet. Triple Threat was using behind Kasaqui and stumbled over him. Both riders went to a turf, were helped adult and taken divided by ambulance as a precaution.

Divisideo, ridden by Edgar Prado, won a competition by a neck over World Approval. The personality paid $15.40 on a $2 bet.

Neither manoeuvre has a mountain in a Derby.

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5:24 p.m.

It was positively pouring sleet over a past few minutes, about 1 ½ hours before a start of a Kentucky Derby.

The breeze was gusting as sheets of sleet fell and a outrageous throng attempted to take cover with small success.

The sleet let adult after about 10 minutes, and a object is out, though a National Weather Service recently pronounced clever storms with blowing winds and some accost is relocating into a Louisville metro area. It also pronounced pea-sized accost was reported in Lyndon, about 10 miles from Louisville.

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4:54 p.m.

It’s a day to be seen, and a whole garland of athletes and celebs showed adult for a travel along a red runner during Churchill Downs before a Kentucky Derby.

Among them were Lady Antebellum, Star Jones, Don Lemon, JD Shelburn, Jordan Smith and Dean Norris. Athletes enclosed Ramon Sessions (Washington Wizards),

Lorenzo Mauldin, Breno Giacomini and Bilal Powell (New York Jets), Eric Wood, Richie Incognito (Buffalo Bills) and Cooper Helfet (Seahawks).

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4:53 p.m.

Trainer Jorge Navarro is a aristocrat of upsets on a Derby undercard.

He saddled Catalina Red to a 14-1 warn in a $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes.

Three races later, Navarro was behind in a winner’s turn after Sharp Azteca took a Pat Day Mile for 3-year-olds during 13-1.

It was a third true win for Sharp Azteca, who was creation his stakes debut. The colt pennyless firmly underneath Edgard Zayas and took adult a follow in second as Imperial Hint set a blazingly quick pace.

When a personality faltered branch for home, Sharp Azteca took command. He was never severely threatened in a lane, rolling to a 2 ½-length feat over Forevamo to compensate $28.20. The time was 1:34.37.

The competition is named for a late Hall of Fame manoeuvre who won a 1992 Derby on Lil E. Tee.

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4:31 p.m.

What Camelot Kitten couldn’t see positively didn’t harm his chances in a $300,000 American Turf for 3-year-olds.

Trainer Chad Brown combined blinkers and a colt responded with an 18-1 upset, circumference Beach Patrol by a head.

Blinkers shorten a horse’s margin of vision, mostly improving their focus. Camelot Kitten was positively on his game, picking adult his second feat in 5 starts.

He paid $39.40 to win.

Irad Ortiz Jr. was aboard for a 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.13.

Camelot Kitten is owned and bred by Ken and Sarah Ramsey who paid a $200,000 addition to run Oscar Nominated, another of their 3-year-olds, after this afternoon in a Derby.

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4:02 p.m.

Thunderstorms are rumbling toward Louisville and sleet is utterly probable around post time for a Kentucky Derby.

According to The Weather Channel, there’s a 90 percent possibility of sleet during a 6 p.m. hour, and a 60 percent possibility during a 7 p.m. hours. Post time is set for 6:34 p.m.

Derby continue a past dual years has been transparent and a line labeled fast. In 2013, Orb won over a rainy, messy track.

If it rains, among a beneficiaries could be dominant favorite Nyquist, Exaggerator, Outwork and Brody’s Cause.

For now, a outrageous throng that could tip 150,000 is basking in warm, spacious conditions.

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3: 17 p.m.

The improving Taris rolled to a 5 3/4 length win in a $300,000 Humana Distaff.

The feat was her third in a final 4 races — all stakes in opposite regions of a nation starting during Aqueduct in a Go For Wand and stability on to Santa Anita for a La Canada.

Stonetastic set a gait in a seven-furlong competition with Taris never worse than third. She collared a personality in a line and drew off to her eighth win in 13 starts.

The 5-year-old lerned by Simon Callaghan and ridden by Flavien Prat paid $8.40 to win.

Stonetastic hold on for second with Enchanting Lady third. Wavell Avenue, personality of final year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly Mare Sprint, was fourth.

Winning time 1:21.03.

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3:11 p.m.

Tony Graham craned his neck to try to get a glance of a celebrities walking a red carpet.

Graham came to Kentucky from Ohio for his initial Derby, and figured he should see a luminary or two. He wasn’t looking for anyone in particular, and didn’t commend many of a people who wandered by.

“There was a dude that was in a Transformers,” he said. “But we have no thought what his name is.”

He exchanged luminary report with others in a crowd. A gossip started present that Lady Gaga would shortly appear. She never did.

He shrugged, afterwards speckled a lady on a red runner in a large blue shawl and exclaimed.

“That’s Gayle King. Ohhh! That’s totally value seeing.”

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2:44 p.m.

No matter what happens in a Kentucky Derby, tutor Steve Asmussen has appreciated this year’s stay a small some-more than a others.

The feeling is distinct deliberation he has dual contenders in Arkansas Derby personality Creator and Louisiana Derby personality Gun Runner.

Asmussen was also comparison final week for racing’s Hall of Fame, an respect he pronounced has done him simulate on his career.

“I’m really beholden for a opportunity,” a 50-year-old pronounced this week. “We comprehend how sanctified and advantageous we are means to be given horses with their earthy (ability) and that pedigree.”

The tough partial is a all-day wait to see how it turns out.

This is a 10th Derby for Asmussen. His best finish was a second with Nehro in 2011. His horses are 0 for 13.

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2:27 p.m.

Catalina Red pulled a 14-1 dissapoint in a $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes for sprinters, a seventh of 14 races on a Derby day card.

The 4-year-old, creation his initial start for tutor Jorge Navarro, was mostly ignored notwithstanding a new win opposite state breds during Tampa Bay Downs.

He was always a cause in a Churchill Downs, laying third as Limousine Liberal and Holy Boss set a pace. Catalina Red and manoeuvre Javier Castellano took assign in midstretch and hold off Calculator by a length.

The 4-year-old son of Munnings softened to 5 for 10 with a richest feat of his career, and his initial win outward Florida.

Catalina Red rewarded his backers with a $30.20 win payoff.

The time was 1:20.79 for 7 furlongs.

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1:55 p.m.

For a change, Ted Cruz didn’t have many to say. Not even a collect for a Kentucky Derby.

Days after suspending his presidential campaign, a Texas senator showed adult with his mother during Churchill Downs.

He got off a conveyor during The Mansion, a track’s many disdainful territory nearby Millionaires Row.

Cruz pronounced he’s during a Derby to have a good time, and declined to be interviewed. His wife, Heidi, steady “no media interviews today, no media interviews today,” as a integrate ducked by a door, blocked by confidence guards, into a private club.

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1:37 p.m.

Tepin is a black of a weed runners following another considerable win in a $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile.

It was her sixth true stakes victory, including a wilful win over males final Oct in a Breeders’ Cup Mile. The unchanging 5-year-old lerned by Mark Casse softened her career symbol to 11 for 19. She won this competition final year as a 9-1 prolonged shot.

Those days of cashing a large sheet on Tepin are prolonged gone. She paid $2.60 to win as a strenuous 1-5 favorite.

Rainha Da Bateria finished second, 3 1/4 lengths behind a winner.

Julien Leparoux was aboard a winner, covering a mile in 1:34.36

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12:49 p.m.

Derby day continue is holding out, though it’s a prolonged approach before a Run for a Roses. The foresee is job for removed thunderstorms with a high heat of 81 degrees. There’s a 30 percent possibility of rain. Currently, it’s partly pale with winds from a west adult to 17 mph.

Some Derby continue nuggets:

— The normal high for May 7 is 75 (record 89 in 1940); a normal low is 54 (record 36 in 1989); normal rainfall is .18 inches (record 4.6 inches in 1961).

— 94 degrees was a warmest, May 2, 1959 (Tomy Lee)

— 47 degrees was a coldest, May 4, 1935 (Omaha), May 4, 1957 (Iron Liege); a record cold in ’57 was accompanied by north winds between 20-25 mph

— 2.31 inches of sleet was wettest, May 11, 1918 (Exterminator).

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12:40 p.m.

They ran a American Pharoah as a fifth race, an stipend discretionary claimer won by reasonably named Hesinfront ($17.80). The winner, lerned by Dale Romans, ran his record to 5-for-5 this year.

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11:43 a.m.

And they’re off and racing during Churchill Downs on Derby day.

In a third of 14 races on a program, a American Pharoah Triple Crown group of owners Ahmed Zayat and tutor Bob Baffert sent out Jazzy Times for an easy win in his debut. Zayat bought a son of Discreetly Mine for $460,000.

Jazzy Times was ridden by Javier Castellano. The 6-5 favorite, a colt returned $5 for a $2 win bet. Winning time for a 6 ½-furlong competition was 1:15.21.

Baffert sends out Mor Spirit in a Derby after Saturday.

Rocket Time ($5.20) won a opening competition Call a Colonel ($38.60) took a second.

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11:11 a.m.

Nothing like a Stanley Cup display adult on a backstretch during Churchill Downs a morning of a Kentucky Derby.

That’s accurately what happened early Saturday, when NHL officials brought a championship prize to a stable of Derby favorite Nyquist.

The equine is named for Detroit Red Wings brazen Gustav Nyquist, a actor Nyquist owners J. Paul Reddam admires though has not nonetheless met. Reddam, who grew adult in Windsor, Ontario, is a Red Wings fan.

Nyquist tutor Doug O’Neill stood by his dominant equine and they acted with a Stanley Cup. At one point, Nyquist stranded his nose into a cup.

Reddam also has named horses after other Red Wings players, including Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall, Petr Mrazek and Henrik Zetterberg. Detroit is out of a playoffs, now in a second round.

Post time for a Derby is 6:34 p.m.

Storm clouds form before a 142nd using of a Kentucky Derby equine competition during Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cum...

Storm clouds form before a 142nd using of a Kentucky Derby equine competition during Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Sarah Sis finishes a eighth competition during Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sarah Sis finishes a eighth competition during Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Exercise supplement Abel Flores takes Kentucky Derby entrant Creator for a morning examination during Churchill Downs Friday, May 6, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. The 142nd ru...

Exercise supplement Abel Flores takes Kentucky Derby entrant Creator for a morning examination during Churchill Downs Friday, May 6, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. The 142nd using of a Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

FILE - Republican Presidential claimant Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sits in a front quarrel with his mother Heidi, before vocalization during a city gymnasium eventuality during Morningsi...

FILE – Republican Presidential claimant Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sits in a front quarrel with his mother Heidi, before vocalization during a city gymnasium eventuality during Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The former presidential claimant and his mother attended a Kentucky Derby equine competition on Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

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